Sports — 15 November 2013 — by Mervin “Rugged” Flores

Rock Bottom 3-on-3 Basketball Marathon

Another sporting event in conjunction with the Garifuna Settlement Day celebration in Dangriga will be the 6th annual Rock Bottom 3-on-3 Basketball Marathon at the Why-Not-Island this Saturday, November 16. The time has been changed from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All teams must be at the Why-Not-Island by 3:30 p.m. Registration per team is $25.00. First place receives $125.00 U.S. along with Jordan slippers; second place will each receive Nike slippers; and the MVP of the Marathon will receive a pair of Jordan tennis shoes and a basketball.

SCFA 1st Division Week 10 games

The Stann Creek Football Association (SCFA) 1st Division Football Tournament for the Old Master and Paul’s Guest House Cup will have its Week 10 games this weekend at the Carl Ramos Stadium.
Friday, November 15
6:30 p.m. – Pomona Master Link U-17 vs Aguillas
8:30 p.m. – Hopkins vs Green Gold
Sunday, November 17
3:30 p.m. – Valley Link vs Silk Grass
5:30 p.m. – Umadagu U-17 vs Southside

Last weekend’s games were rained out. Those games will be played as back matches.

T.V. Ramos Cycling Classic on Sunday

This Sunday, November 17, will be the Annual T.V. Ramos Cycling Classic, which is also an event for the Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations. This race will be conducted and officiated by the Weekend Warriors cycle crew from Belize City. If you don’t register along with the Weekend Warriors, you cannot ride this race on Sunday.

The T.V. Ramos Cycling Classic this Sunday will be in 3 categories – A, B and C.

The “A” riders are going to Placencia junction and back, which is a total of 56 miles.

The “B” riders are going to Maya Centre and back, which is a total of 32 miles.

The “C” riders, which is the category that the Dangriga riders will take part in, will be going to Hopkins junction and back, for a total of 32 miles.

This race will start (and also finish) from in front of T.V. Ramos residence on Commerce Street, across from Epworth Methodist School, at 10:30 a.m.

Registration per rider is only $10.00.

There will be first, second and third place cash prizes for each category along with trophies, and station prizes will be provided going and coming throughout this race.

Once again, the 2013 T.V. Ramos Classic is in the Weekend Warriors’ hands. They are controlling everything on Sunday in Dangriga. This is the biggest race to ever hit Dangriga.

Just a correction – the defending champion from last year was Allen Castillo from Belmopan, and not Marlon Castillo.

PLB “game of the week”- BDF vs Police on 18th night

The Week 8 “game of the week” from the Premier League of Belize Belikin Cup tournament will be on Monday, 18th night, at the Carl Ramos Stadium at 7:30 p.m. to start the Garifuna Settlement Day celebration – BDF vs defending champion Police United.

Once again, ticket booth will be opened from 5:30 p.m. Admission to enter the big match-up is $10.00.

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